The driver of a Neah-Kah-Nie school bus received possible injuriesWednesday afternoon when she lost control of the unloaded bus along Highway 101 between Rockaway Beach and Wheeler and crashed into a dirt embankment.
According to Oregon State Police Trooper Aaron Butcher, on May 29, 2013 at approximately 4:50 p.m., a 2009 International school bus driven by Lisa Orellana, age 59, from Tillamook, was southbound on Highway 101 near milepost 48 when it lost control on a slick roadway section. The bus hit the northbound shoulder embankment before spinning and coming to rest blocking the highway.
The driver was transported by ambulance to Tillamook Hospital. She was treated and released. The highway was blocked several hours for vehicle removal, diesel spill cleanup, and power pole repair. OSP was assisted at the scene by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, local fire & medical personnel, and ODOT.